Cooperation among OIC Cotton-Producing Member Countries

SESRIC has participated actively in preparing the “Action Plan for the OIC Cotton Producing Countries and the Cooperation Development Strategy (2007-2011)”, which has been adopted by the 3rd Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Production Efficiency and International Competitiveness”. SESRIC also participated actively in the “Forum on Enhancement and Promotion of Trade and Investment in the Cotton Sector among OIC Member Countries”, which was organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Turkey in collaboration with the OIC General Secretariat and held in Istanbul on 12-13 November 2007. The Centre participated in the preparation for the said forum through providing some technical contributions to the Forum website, preparing the list of participants and designing the questionnaire on the needs and capacities of the OIC cotton producing countries. The Centre also presented a working paper at the said Forum titled “The Cotton Sector in the OIC Countries: Problems and Possibilities of Cooperation”, which highlights the importance of cotton in the OIC countries in terms of production and trade. It investigates the challenges facing the OIC cotton producing countries and provides a brief analysis of the world cotton markets. The paper also elaborates on some possible ways of cooperation among the OIC member countries in this important sector and concludes with the recommendation of establishing an OIC Cotton Alliance among OIC cotton producers, traders and industrialists to coordinate such cooperation.

SESRIC is an active member in both the Steering Committee and Project Committee of the OIC Forum on Enhancement and Promotion of Trade and Investment in Cotton Sector among OIC Member Countries.

Cooperation in the cotton sector is an important initiative within the OIC which was vitalized after the WTO Talks collapsed at Cancun Conference in 2004 because of the disagreement on the subsidies to the cotton sector. Cotton is crucial product for some OIC Countries especially the countries in West and Central Africa.

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Training Course on ‘Fiber Technology: Contamination’ in Togo
Date : 20-22 December 2012 Venue : Atakpamé Togo

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Fiber Technology: Contamination” at the New Cotton Company of Togo (NSCT) in Atakpamé, Togo, on 20-22 December 2012. The course was provided by Mr Papa Fata NDIAYE, an expert from Society for Development of Textile (SODEFITEX) in Senegal, and was attended by scientists dealing with cotton production of the New Cotton Company of Togo (NSCT).

Training Course on ‘Fiber Technology: Lint Quality’ in Mali
Date : 15-17 October 2012 Venue : Koutiala Mali

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Fiber Technology: Lint Quality” at the Malian Company for Textile Development (CMDT) in Koutiala, Mali, on 15-17 October 2012. The Course was provided by Mr. Idy Ka, an expert from Society for Development of Textile (SODEFITEX) in Senegal, and were attended by approximately 20 scientists dealing with cotton production in the Malian Company for Textile Development (CMDT).

Training Course on ‘Plant Protection: Diseases and Insects’ in Sudan
Date : 27-29 August 2012 Venue : Wad Medani Sudan

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Plant Protection: Diseases and Insects” at the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) of Sudan, on 27-29 August 2012. The Course provided by Prof. Isa Onu, an expert from the Institute for Agriculture Research, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and attended by 26 scientists and agricultural protectionists dealing with cotton production at the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) of Sudan.

Training Course on 'Cotton Diseases and Control' in Azerbaijan
Date : 11-13 June 2012 Venue : Gence Azerbaijan

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Plant Protection: Cotton Diseases and Control” at the Cotton Research Institute in Azerbaijan, on 11-13 June 2012. The Course was provided by Dr. Oktay Erdoğan, an expert from the Nazilli Cotton Research Institute of Turkey, and was attended by 39 technical personnel from the Cotton Research Institute in Azerbaijan and by Nazim Nadirov, Head of Department, Azerbaijan State Agrarian University (ASAU).

Training Course on 'Agronomy: Fertilization' in Uganda
Date : 11-13 June 2012 Venue : Kampala Uganda

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Agronomy: Fertilization” at the Cotton Development Organisation of Uganda, on 11-13 June 2012. The Course was provided by Prof. Dr. N. C. Kuchinda, an expert from the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, and was attended by 16 field extension workers and cotton researchers of the Cotton Development Organisation of Uganda who have expertise on cotton agronomy issues.